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January/February 2016

Turning Struggles into Solutions

In this interview with ComputerTalk’s Maggie Lockwood, DataScan President Kevin Minassian shares his thoughts on what he sees as pharmacy’s survival and areas for growth.
George Pennebaker, Pharm.D.

Call Yourself and an Advisory Board

These are a couple of things that I wrote about a few years ago. Please let me know if you have tried them (or will). Both are applicable to independent pharmacies. But only because the chains aren’t smart enough to do them. Both are easy. And both will tell you a lot about your pharmacy’s faults and features.

More On The Front-end Focus

More from the January,February 2016 cover story, Front-End Focus: Paths To Retail Success, including Throwing a Twitter Party, Retail Is a People Business, Getting Good Advice, and why Loyalty Is Next on The Agenda.

Concierge POS Delivery

Frank Bieda, R.Ph., manager of Community Surgery Center Pharmacy in Munster, Ind., developed a pilot bedside medication delivery service into a full-time program by deploying mobile POS in a process that is effective for the pharmacy and easy for the patient.

Mastering the DSCSA: Embracing the Law to Protect Patient Health

DSCSA, also known as track & trace, poses compliance challenges for pharmacies. You now must think through the different approaches to compliance, and figure out how you can approach DSCSA as an opportunity to embrace the future of the supply chain while also preserving the age-old patient-centric priorities of the pharmacy.
Bill Lockwood, Chairman/Publisher

Giving Meaning to PDMP Data

Thought on two initiatives helping stem the tide of drug abuse and diversion: NABP InterConnect and NARxCHECK.

Front-End Focus: Paths to Retail Success

Becoming a good retailer helps you make better, data-driven decisions for your pharmacy and learn more about who your customers are and what they want. Four pharmacies show how you can successfully navigate the path to putting your focus on the front-end by defining your goals and putting the pieces in place.